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A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

By Winnie Watera On June 21, 2018

‘‘Ugandans should be happy; the taxes being collected will provide social services and this tax regime should please every citizen who wants to help finance the country out of poverty’’ said one MP after the heated debate in Parliament on...

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Irrigation for a Sustainable Agricultural Development in Uganda

By Winnie Watera On June 12, 2017

It is an undoubted fact that agriculture has the potential to contribute to sustainable and broad based economic growth in Africa. However, this promise is thwarted by the incessant reliance on nature’s rain, which unfortunately, has become precarious because of...

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Women, Land and Food Security in Uganda

By Winnie Watera On March 3, 2017

The prolonged dry spell that ravaged the country for the past months left almost 10.9million Ugandans food insecure, a joint inter-ministerial statement laid in Parliament on February 14th noted. This number is expected to rise, with 1.58 million needing food...

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Marital rape controversy: Prejudices hinder progress on a law that could improve the lives of women

By Winnie Watera On January 30, 2017

The Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 was finally presented to parliament for the first time on April 14, 2016 by Kumi District Woman MP, Monica Amoding, as a Private Member’s Bill. Before this, the Bill had languished for five years on...

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Increase funding for Primary Education

By Winnie Watera On October 14, 2016

As one of the tenets of economic development, a good education system at all levels is paramount. This by itself is a fundamental right, essential for the exercise of all other rights. However, it goes without saying that Uganda’s system...

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